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Bead Peeps Blog Hop

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I was so excited to open my Bead Peeps Blog Hop package.  My jaw fell open as I looked at pieces I’ve never even seen before except in pictures!  There are bone beads, seed beads, amber, trade beads, Czech beads for African trade, a large African trade bead that looks like polymer?, not sure, but it is lovely, some Sari silk and an adorable copper nest that Jayne made.  Here is a link to her blog…

Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com

I have never worked with any beads like these and I’m excited to try out what my brain is already mulling over.

Here is the picture of my beads from Jayne Capps…

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This is what I sent Jayne…

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Some of my handmade impressed ceramic stoneware beads, wood beads, metal beads, glass seed beads, some waxed linen and an old clothing snap from years ago.  I hope she likes them.

Well, here I go, mulling over and creating, tearing out and starting over more than once I’m sure.  And tear up I did, more than once, but I like what I came up with!

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I made a ring out of the nest Jayne sent me.  It was the odd one in the bunch and it took me a while to figure out what to do with it.  I am not a wire worker, but this one works for me.  Please pardon the wrinkles!

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This evening is when I finally finished this necklace and earring set.  If you look closely, you will see the earrings are actually clasps Jayne sent that were extras. And if you look just right, they are in the shape of hearts.  It took me until this evening to come up with this.  I could not for the life of me find my earring wires, so since these are mine forever, I quickly made some wires.

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This set is my favorite.  I wove the Sari ribbon into this chain that I had.  I also used every bead I could and made a six layered bangle for the necklace.

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Here are the earrings to both sets.  See the “hearts”?

This was a fun time and I appreciate being added to #BeadPeepsSwap

Here is the list of bloggers and hoppers, have fun!

Our Hostess: Linda Anderson from http//:fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Marica Zammit http://www.beadlovelies.com
Linda Anderson http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Jessica Hocutt https://faithfamilyandadventure.wordpress.com
Kristina Hahn Eleniak http://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Debbie Jeffries http://wordpress/debrasdivinedesigns/blog.com
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Shalini Austin http://jewellerybyshalini.co.uk/my-blog/
Catherine La Vite http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
Annica Larsson http://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Claire Fabian http://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Janice Warden Bergeron http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com
Deb Fortin http://www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Inge von Roos http://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Karen Mitchell http://overthemoon-design.com
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.com
Marie Covert http://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca
Nan Smith http://www.wirednan.blogspot.ca
Johana Nunez http://artincendi.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
Sue Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.com
Niky Sayers http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Candida Castleberry http://www.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
Erin Guest http://www.renlish.com
Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Ien Temaluru http://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com
Robin Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Sam Waghorn http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Marianne Baxter http://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.com
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Marti Conrad http://marticsclay.blogspot.com
Tina Bosh http://bookbug-somanybookssolittletime.blogspot.com/
Eleanor Thomas http://woolywireetc.blogspot.com
Jeanne Steck http://www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
Gloria Allen http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
Rachel Mallis http://www.mintmonarch.com/#!blog/c1jlz
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Stamper http://skwds.blogspot.com
Chris Haussler http://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Betony Maiden http://www.beadwenches.blogspot.com/
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog/
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Colleen Foley http://colleenfoleycreations.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Marcy Lamberson http://www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell http://www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Ginny Lones http://www.Skippingintotheunknown.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Loretta Carstensen http://designsbyloretta.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Louise McCormick-Glazier http://jewelrytreasuresbylouise.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Tammy Adams http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/
Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Seed Beaders
Susanne Stelljes http://pearlify.blogspot.de
Sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Pallavi Asher http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
Jami Shipp http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com
Peggy Kosier http://www.kosydesigns.blogspot.ca/
Andra Weber http://andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com
Catherine King http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
Krafty Max http://kraftymax.com
Sierra Barrett http://giraffecanhas.wordpress.com
Lois Sherwood http://thiznthat5454blog.wordpress.com
Katy Heider http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
Rebecca Robertson (White) http://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Brandy Collier http://bhjewelry.wordpress.com
Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Lori Blanchard http://alainnjewelry.WordPress.com
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Tami Norris https://jewelrybytami.wordpress.com/
Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/
Peggy Johnson http://charmbarn.blogspot.com

24 thoughts on “Bead Peeps Blog Hop

  1. You will have so much fun!

    1. I did!

  2. well, you got some real goodies. I’ll stop by again to see what you make. And how lucky that you had some of your own beads for the trade

    1. Yes, I did. I love making beads!

  3. Marti that is an awesome haul! I just know you will make something beautiful!

  4. How SWEET to make a ring with the little nest! =) And I ADORE the ear wires you made. (You wanna share what gauge of wire you used?)

    You did a *fabulous* job with your goodies! Congrats on a great Swap N Hop!

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

    1. I used the only wire I had on hand…not a great choice, but it is silver at 22 gauge.

  5. Marti- what a lovely mix of beads to give and get! I love what you made, too! That ring is truly wonderful.

    1. Thank you!

    2. Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you!

  6. What exciting colors! and a very delicious necklace! Love it.

    1. Thanks again!

  7. I love the earrings …..

    1. Thank you!

  8. Beautiful necklace and earrings plus a great ring with the bird nest.

    1. Thank you!

  9. Your sari silk necklace is beautiful, and the little nest works really well as a ring. The trade bead focal looks great set with the Amber? pieces.

    1. Thank you so very much! I enjoyed working with everything.

  10. I love the little heart clasp earrings! So inventive!

  11. The components you received make me think of spices, like maybe for curry. And your necklace makes me think of some wonderfully exotic spiced dish with layers of flavors. Beautifully done.

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